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SPECIES Nyctophilus microtis

Author:Thomas, 1888.
Citation:Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 6, 2: 226.
Common Name:New Guinea Long-eared Bat
Type Locality:Papua New Guinea, Central Prov., Astrolabe Range, Sogeri.
Distribution:Papua New Guinea including New Ireland.
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Includes lophorhina; see Hill and Koopman (1981). Hill and Koopman (1981) tentatively recognized the three named forms as subspecies, but Koopman (1994) rejected this arrangement and did not recognize subspecies. See Flannery (1995a, b) and Bonaccorso (1998).
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Synonyms:

    bicolor Thomas, 1915
    lophorhina McKean and Calaby, 1968

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